Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
How we read messages is as important as what we write when it comes to happy workplace relations – especially in lockdowns or when working from home.
Workplace stress among academics has long been higher in Australia and New Zealand than overseas, and research suggests the flow-on impacts on students could fuel a vicious cycle of negative feedback.
Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
Narcissism is relatively common among managers and can damage their relationships with employees. Yet some narcissists can enourage trust despite their shortcomings. So how can they be detected?
A new book presents burnout as a generational issue, but this is a trap.
Workers who experience job insecurity over several consecutive years become less emotionally stable, less agreeable and less conscientious.
The food we eat and the products we use should not contribute to human misery. While companies hold some blame, so do consumers who avoid dealing with the consequences of their purchasing decisions.
Data from a workplace barometer study show more than a quarter of employees felt depressed often, a half said depression affected their lives and for 8% life was “very or extremely difficult”.
Has anyone close to you asked you to cut down on your work? Do you feel guilty that you’re not spending enough time with your friends, family or even yourself? It might be time for change.
It matters whether you feel like your boss cares about you.
Pledging to destigmatise mental health in the workplace is admirable, but it comes with problems too.
Research suggests that 70% of people will experience an illogical sense of being a phoney at work at some point in their careers.
Abusive bosses might be to blame for the growing epidemic of mental ill health among UK workers.
Today it’s estimated that we take in about five times as much information as we did 25 years ago, and that we process as much data in a day as our 15th century ancestors would have in their lifetime.
Shakespeare wrote of the ‘seven ages of man’, and our appetite for food changes as we age too – with implications for our health.
A happier, healthier work life is easy to achieve.
Basically, we need to work less.
It’s a demanding job, but all indicators suggest that the Queen is still up to it.
Nature is dispersed through our cities, even if we don’t notice it. And there’s abundant evidence that engaging with nature, even in urban settings, is good for us.